Recipe By GINGER P
Published Oct 3rd
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 5 to 6 dozen Calories 57.9

These are a delicate nutty butter cookie with a chocolate filled center. My aunt used to make these, and I loved them.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup margarine
  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons hot water

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. 2 In a medium bowl, cream the butter, margarine and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour and mix until just blended. Do not overmix.
  3. 3 Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place cookies 2 inches apart into prepared cookie sheets. Make a slight indentation in the center. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should be lightly browned. Cool slightly and frost the center of each cookie.
  4. 4 To make the icing, combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla in a small bowl. Stir in the hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle the icing from the tip of a knife or spoon onto the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies time to set up before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 57.9
  • Carbohydrate 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol 3.4 mg
  • Fat 3.7 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.1 g
  • Sodium 50.2 mg
  • Sugar 3 g


  1. This was a faceless recipe which I had never tried. After reading the reviews I decided to add an egg and to finely chop the pecans in the food processor. The cookies have a nice nutty and buttery taste resembling a Pecan Sandie. I placed cookie dough in a cookie press and the dough worked - Read more ...
  2. These were good cookies but needed to be pulled out of the oven sooner than the time stated in the recipe. Also I am subtracting one star because the directions are insufficient and do not tell you when to add all the ingredients listed. I omitted the pecans because my kids don't like them in - Read more ...
  3. These were ok but pretty dry. Partly because I baked them too long. I suggest starting with 8 minutes not 10. They taste pretty good though (I did use a different frosting because I ran out of powdered sugar but I don't think that altered the taste too much it was a very similar frosting).
  4. The recipe doesn't say to add the nuts salt and baking powder in at any time so I added it when I added the flour. They ended up quite good and very addicting as my mother found out!
  5. The cookie is good however the icing needs butter. It was very easy to make. The only thing a child shouldn't do is chop the nuts.

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